Hangedup / Kicker in Tow
Album: Kicker in Tow   Collection:General
Artist: Hangedup   Added:Nov 2002
Label: Constellation Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-20 Pull Date: 2003-03-24
Week Ending: Mar 23 Mar 2 Feb 23 Feb 16 Feb 9 Feb 2 Jan 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 11, 2010: Musically Assured Destruction
No More Bad Future
4. Jul 21, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
2. Oct 14, 2008: Mmmm...Tastes Like Candy
View From the Ground
5. Jul 16, 2004: Distraction-Limited
Losing Your Charm
3. Jul 26, 2007: Fiction Romance
View From the Ground
6. Apr 15, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Kinetic Work

Album Review
Katie P.
Reviewed 2002-12-16
HangedUp "Kicker In Tow" - This is the second album from this duo (check out their 1st one which is self-titled). These guys use only viola and percussion (and lots of layering of these instruments). They create these amazing visuals and moods. Some songs are incredibly minimal and others are full and quite intense. All songs are instrumentals. This is a great album. Highly recommended for anyone, but especially those playing rock, art noise, and anything a little different. All songs are good.
My Picks: 2, 4, 6, 9
Katie P. 12/16/02

1) Uptempo viola sawing and a nice solid drum beat. Quite repetitive, but it keeps building on itself. Then drops into viola hits on the up beat along with some nice hi-hat. Goes back to first part of song and gets intense and faster.
2) Quiet for a few seconds then some low viola strokes along with random scraping and hitting noises. Wow. This is beautiful. Viola keeps on with its melody and the drums keep getting noisier.
3) Quiet for a few seconds at beginning and slowly fades in with a drone. Percussion comes in picking up the energy as more violas are layered. Almost falls into a march with the snares. Slowly fades out in drones.
4) Percussion hits and scraping noises. Then it sounds like a clock ticking is added and a song comes in. Wow! This is so cool. Cool sounding chime-like instruments. Solid uptempo beat. Ends pretty abruptly.
5) Clangs that have sustained rings. Also has some feedback and high-pitched harmonics. Very minimal.
6) Quiet at first. Fades in slowly with high-pitched drones and viola string scraping noises. Some other metallic sounding scraping noises are added. Drums start pounding and viola comes in with a melody of sorts. This is a cool song with several changes. Nice melodies and very nice percussion.
7) Starts with bells or gongs clanging and ringing. Pretty minimal. Continues into next track.
8) Bells (or maybe a triangle) start it off. Strings are added and it picks up pace into a song. Nice solid midtempo beat mostly filled with percussion. Ends abruptly.
9) Fades in with viola. Kind of a throbbing feeling, or circular (like the track name suggests). Eventually settles into a sweet melody with the whole throbbing circular sound never leaving.

Track Listing
1. Kinetic Work   5. Moment for the Motion Machie
2. Sink   6. No More Bad Future
3. Losing Your Charm   7. Motorcycle Muffler
4. View From the Ground   8. Automatic Spark Control
  9. Broken Reel